Mixed Media Fun: Paint Pouring & Stamping Gear!

Howdy folks. I have a simple art journal page for you today with lots of fun tips and tricks:

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I had a request to do some paint pouring and I will show you my no-waste method and share one of my neglected tools, the Stamping Gear, I also have a tip for keeping those pesky pages from curling, have a look:

I hope you enjoyed this mixed media tutorial and I will have another art journal tutorial for you tomorrow! It’s a mixed Media Weekend here at the frugal crafter! If you create something please share it over on the facebook page so we can all ohhhh and ahhh over it! Thanks to Oriental Trading Company for Supplying the Canson XL Mixed Media Pad, Bombay India Inks and Micron Pens I used in today’s tutorial. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Eroded Stamping, Gears & Bones…Spooky!

Howdy folks! Last night we went to the kids school Halloween party. I was the fortune teller again this year and it was so much fun! Afterwards the kids had a couple of friends sleep over, lots of pizza, popcorn, chips and sweets were consumed, movies were watched and the pool table and pinball machine were busy into the night…oh yeah, I have the “cool” house LOL! Since we are in the Halloween spirit I thought I’d share this card I made the other day:

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I used some fun techniques in this card. The first technique is what I call eroded stamping because the image looks grungy and deteriorating and the key to the technique is stamping with water, I used the bubble background from Lost Coast Designs. Have a look:

Then I dug out the square stamping gear I had to have but never use and my skeleton stamp from Lost Coast Designs. BTW Lost coast design is part of the Virtual stamp convention going on this weekend at Rubber Stamp Chat, They have 20% off and free shipping, you have to go to Rubber stamp Chat to get the coupon code but don’t wait, The convention lasts through Monday!

It was a fun card to make, I enjoyed using the stamping gear and will try to use it more often now:) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

A “Best Day” Giveaway!

Howdy folks! Happy Monday! I am so excited today because Annette, the owner of About Art Accents, sent me an extra stamp set to give away to one of my blog readers! Here is a card I made with one of the images from the Best Day stamp set:

I used my stamping gear and a few small stamps to create my background and there was enough space in the center to stamp my couple. I wasn’t intending on stamping and coloring on this cheap Georgia Pacific cardstock but hey, it doesn’t look too bad for a 2 cent sheet of paper! I stamped the same flowers on a piece of masking tape, colored it and stuck it right on the card base.  I stamped a small double happiness on a punched stamp square and adhered it with skeleton leaves over the tape. Pretty simple…I wonder if this counts as a one layer card?

 

So do you wanna win a set of 9 stamps from About Art Accents? Great! Just leave me a comment on this post telling my your favorite About Art Accents stamp…that’s it…really, no strings attached:) Although if you do feel compelled to do a bit of shopping at About Art Accents you can use the code Lindsay10% to save 10% off your order! They have a lot of good stuff on sale right now too! BTW, here is what the winner gets, I’ll draw a name out of a hat next monday so be sure to leave a comment before then!

Good luck & Happy Crafting!

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